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Dr. Robert Breiner
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Senior Centers (Overview)

Senior centers are places that seniors can go for services and activities.


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Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Are senior centers placed in lockdown during tornado warnings?

Depends: Some shelters offers seniors during tornado warnings. Please check with local county law enforcement about coordination of seniors during the diaster activity. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Breiner
3 doctors shared insights

Senior Centers (Overview)

Senior centers are places that seniors can go for services and activities.


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When you go to a senior center and no one is in the halls is that good or not?

When you go to a senior center and no one is in the halls is that good or not?

Depends: The question really is, "what is everyone doing?" are they involved in stimulating, creative, active occupations, or are they all watching tv? The former is good; the latter may be bad. You need more information before passing any kind of opinion or judgement. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My sister took mom out of her senior center and now treats her like a child. What can I do? I never feel welcome there.

My sister took mom out of her senior center and now treats her like a child. What can I do? I never feel welcome there.

Abusive?: No matter what your moms cognitive abilities are, she must always be treated with love and respect. If you do not feel this is the case, take action to protect your mom, become involved in her care. It is often difficult and stressful to care for an elderly loved one. Give your mom a safe loving environment, if she is having issues with dementia she may be confused and frightened in a new place. ...Read more

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If I move to senior center can I get low cal organic meal plans?

If I move to senior center can I get low cal organic meal plans?

Maybe.: Guess it depends on the facility. If this is important to you, then you should look at typical menus before you commit to a center. ...Read more

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How can seniors save on drugs?

How can seniors save on drugs?

Use generics as much: As possible, and try to take the medicines exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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What is senior assisted living?

What is senior assisted living?

Assisted Living: Senior assisted living refers to a residence where older people receive assistant with various aspects of their daily living: cooking, eating, transfers, toileting, transportation, washing, cleaning, doctor appts, etc. When you select a place to live make sure that you ask specifically what services they offer, what is included, what is extra, etc. ...Read more

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What risks for seniors on dwts?

What risks for seniors on dwts?

Strain, sprain, pain: Do you mean dwts as in dancing with the stars? Well, there are slips and falls that can result in broken bones, eg, colles fracture of the outstretched arm. Spinal pain or injury could occur from jitterbugging, i presume. Knee or ankle twisting could cause problems, eg. But--dancing and exercise can be beneficial for the heart, overall fitness. It would be best to have physical exam, supervision. ...Read more

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Is P90X safe for seniors/boomers?

Depending on your: Fitness level and any associated physical limitations, you can participate in P90X. Remember, it can be modulated for various fitness levels. But I'd stress that an older exerciser really needs to understand his/her limits, as there is literature to suggest that seniors are at higher risk of injury with these high intensity interval programs than younger persons. ...Read more

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How to avoid insomnia as a senior?

How to avoid insomnia as a senior?

Sleep Hygiene: Good sleeping habits are essential for the promotion of a better quality of sleep. Few suggestions: 1.Maintaining a regular wake-up time 2.Avoiding excessive time in bed 3.Avoiding naps. 4.Avoiding nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. 5.Exercising regularly early in the day. 6.Doing something relaxing before bedtime 7.Not watching clock if having difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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Is exlax safe for senior citizens?

Is exlax safe for senior citizens?

Yes, used sparingly.: used only on occasions, Exlax can be used safely by senior citizens. A better plan is to increase the amount of fiber in the diet, and perhaps even to use fiber supplements on a daily basis, if necessary. In addition, increasing the amount of fluid intake is important. if there are still problems with constipation after doing the above, then Ex-Lax, used rarely, is acceptable. Good luck. ...Read more